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Boat Design

Viking Sport Cruisers V78

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

The partnership of New Jersey-based Viking Yachts with England's Princess Yachts has produced yet another express cruiser on the drafting board. The project, which is meant to fill the gap between...

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Hunt 52 Express

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

While C. Raymond Hunt Associates has developed projects of up to 100 feet and more, the Hunt 52 will be the largest yacht under the Hunt Yachts brand. Half again as long as the current flagship...

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Jarrett Bay 77

By | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

The new Jarrett Bay 77 will be a force to be reckoned with. Packing 2,400-hp MTUs, she's predicted to reach a top speed of 42 knots or nearly 50 mph, downright impressive for a 77-footer that tips...

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Hakvoort-39m

By | Posted October 2008 | Add a Comment

In a world that seems increasingly driven by corporate interests, it’s gratifying to know that there are still family-run businesses that have thrived for several generations. Nothing can rival the...

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Jongert 3900

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

During the 17th century, the Netherlands produced some of the most gifted painters. Now, a collaboration among yachtbuilder Jongert, Azure Naval Architects, and stylist Guido de Groot may be part of...

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Burger 43-Meter

By George L. Petrie | Posted September 2008 | Add a Comment

One of the most important parameters in yacht design is the intended maximum speed. If the hull is meant to be capable of exceeding its theoretical hull speed, then it generally has a hard chine, to...

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A Boat Is Born, Part III

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

It's been about nine months since the design process for the 64-foot Makaira was started. While both the designers at Applied Concepts Unleashed and the builder's team have enjoyed the exchange of...

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Regulator 34SS Center Console

By | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

Mostly it's multimillion-dollar yachts that dominate this space, so the new Regulator 34SS is a decided change of pace. Indeed, what's interesting about this boat is that she appeals to both serious...

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Bertram 540 Convertible

By George L. Petrie | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

It's always dicey messing with a classic, especially one as widely revered as the Bertram 54. But Bertram's parent company, the Ferretti Group, is out to establish its own legend, by innovating and...

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Sunrise 45-Meter

By George L. Petrie | Posted July 2008 | Add a Comment

When passing hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail party, it's not unusual for someone to say "go on, take two." But it's a different story when the subject is a 147-foot motoryacht. That was the essence of a...

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A Boat Is Born, Part II

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2008 | Add a Comment

In part one of our exclusive five-part series ("A Boat Is Born"), the Makaira team took the first conceptual steps in creating its brand-new sportfisherman. This included selecting the Waveform...

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John Williams Stanley 42

By George L. Petrie | Posted June 2008 | Add a Comment

Say what you will about contemporary styling and fads, but judging by what's often seen at boat shows and marinas, they appeal to lots of folks. So it's gratifying to see an offering like the Stanley...

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Richmond Yachts 142 Trideck

By George L. Petrie | Posted May 2008 | Add a Comment

It's unusual for this column to feature the same yacht for a second time, but the story behind Richmond Yachts is unusual enough to justify a reprise. Ever since Texas businessman and lifelong...

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